Summer Activities – Water Safety

Water-related activities are popular for getting physical activity and have many health benefits. Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. Here are some tips to stay safe while having fun.

•Learn how to prevent recreational water illnesses and help protect yourself and your kids.
•Help kids get H2O Smart about water safety.
•Always supervise children when in or around water. A responsible adult should constantly watch young children.
•Teach kids to swim. Formal swimming lessons can protect young children from drowning.
•Learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Your CPR skills could save someone’s life.
•Install a four-sided fence around home pools.
•Wear a properly fitted life jacket every time you and your loved ones are boating on the water.